Morganville 1: City, you're so cool!
Morganville 2: Wow, what's it like to be so famous?
Morganville 3: I LOVE YOU!
City: Erm, thank you...?
Morganville 4: Let's be friends forever!
Morganville 1: Can I have your autograph?
Morganville 3: LOVE ME.
Misrule: Oh my God, look at them, all crowding round City like that.
Carpe: I know, right! They're such sheep. And don't even get me started on City...
Misrule: She thinks she sooo cool just because she's famous.
Carpe: She's just like the rest of us! I mean, sure she might be trade paperback, but it's not like she's a hardcover...
Misrule: I can't believe how they fawn over her like that. What's so great about her anyway? All she does is stand there and look pretty.
Carpe: I don't even know WHY she's famous.
Morganville 3: LOVE ME!
Misrule: Erm...do you think Morganville 3 is okay?
Carpe: Just ignore her. I'm sure City is used to all these rabid fans.
Misrule: Hey, where's City going?
Carpe: Ooh, she's just abandoning all her fans?
Misrule: Let's follow her!Carpe: Really? Follow her? When did you become a stalker?
Misrule: I'm not a stalker, I just want to see what she does when she's not being doted on by her adoring fans.
Carpe: Ugh, I don't want to do this.
Misrule: Come oooon. We might find her doing something scandalous...
Carpe: And then we could RUIN her.
Misrule: ...Don't get carried away.
Carpe: (clears throat) Sorry.
Misrule: Who is that guy? I feel like I've seen him somewhere before...
Carpe: No idea.
1.4: (to City) Heeey baby. 'Sup?
City: Oh. Hi, 1.4.
1.4: How's my favourite giiiirrrrl doing?
City: Fine. What do you want?
1.4: Oooh cold as ice! That is hoooootttt.
Misrule: Is it me...or is he an idiot?
Carpe: He's an idiot.
City: Look, I'm busy. Did you need something from me?
1.4: Just your sweet lovin', baby!
City: No. Go away.
Misrule: Wait a minute. WAIT. He's that guy!
Carpe: What guy?
Misrule: That guy on TV! You know, that notorious womaniser. He was in some crappy reality show...
Carpe: And you know this because you watched it, right? Why am I friends with you again?
Misrule: This is serious, Carpe. He's not a nice guy. I feel like we should help her.
1.4: Why you playin' hard to get, lovely? I know you want me.
City: Yeah. I want you to get lost.
1.4: Oooh, burn!
Carpe: Okay, maybe we really should help her...
City: If you don't leave this second, you're going to really regret it.
1.4: Bring it on, babycakes!
Carpe: Right, let's get over there and teach him a lesson -
Carpe: Oh, wow.
Misrule: Guess she didn't need our help...
1.4: ARRGHHH. THE PAIN. THE PAIN!
Carpe: Was that just...kind of badass?
Misrule: It was.
Carpe: I think we misjudged her.
Misrule: Me too.
Carpe: You scared right now?
Misrule: A 'lil bit.
1.4: THE PAIN, THE PHYSICAL PAIN!
Carpe: Hey, City. We just saw what you did...
City: Oh God, you did? This is so embarrassing, please don't tell anyone I -
Misrule: What are you talking about? It was AWESOME.
Carpe: Hell yes! You think you can teach us to fight like that?
City: Well...I guess I could...
Misrule: Where did you learn, anyway? That was some impressive move.
City: Oh, that was something my sensei taught me.
Carpe: Your sensei?
Misrule: That is AWESOME.
City: Yeah, he was really cool! I guess I can teach you a few things if you really want. Just some self-defence stuff -
1.4: THE PHYSICAL PAIN!
Carpe: I wish he'd shut up.
Misrule: So you'll really teach us? Can we start now?
City: Er, sure! You want to come to my house?
Carpe: Your house? You mean...your mansion?
City: If you feel uncomfortable, we can always -
Misrule: No. We're coming. Definitely.
Carpe: So what was your sensei like?
City: Oh, he was amazing. Seriously, so fast! He taught a whole class of us, girls and boys...
Misrule: And you were the best, right?
City: I can't really say -
Carpe: You are sooo amazing.
Morganville 3: LOVE ME!
Misrule: Did you hear that?
Carpe: Where is she? Where did that come from? Weird...
1.4: THE PAIN! OHHH, THE PAIN!
Misrule: So, who else did your sensei teach?
City: Loads of us! You heard of Clockwork Angel? She and her brother Clockwork Prince were the best pair fighters we had.
Carpe: Man, I wish I could have seen you all fight...
Misrule: Sounds awesome...
1.4: SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!
Carpe: So how much longer until we get to your house, City?
Books (in order of appearance):
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine
The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2) by Rachel Caine
Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires #3) by Rachel Caine
Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires #4) by Rachel Caine
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5) by Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires #6) by Rachel Caine
1.4 (Point 4 #2) by Mike Lancaster
I got the first six Morganville books for £4.99 (excluding delivery). Can you say bargain?!
What books did you get this week?
Many thanks to The Book People, Egmont UK and Waterstones.